[ vahys-reyn ]
/ ˈvaɪs reɪn /


the wife of a viceroy.

Origin of vicereine

1815–25; < French, equivalent to vice- vice- + reine queen < Latin rēgīna (rēg-, stem of rēx king + -īna feminine noun suffix) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for vicereine

  • Nor was the Vicereine unequal to the position of power, splendour, and intrigue to which she had climbed with such difficulty.

  • But Gigi's stalwart Carolina Maddalena continued to rule as vicereine in the kitchen.

  • This was due to the Countess of Chinchon, vicereine of Peru.

    Woman in Science|John Augustine Zahm
  • The Vicereine probably has a life-history very similar to that of its northern cousin.

    Butterflies Worth Knowing|Clarence M. Weed

British Dictionary definitions for vicereine


/ (ˌvaɪsˈreɪn) /


the wife of a viceroy
a female viceroy

Word Origin for vicereine

C19: from French, from vice ³ + reine queen, from Latin rēgīna
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